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Strategic Legal Writing


ISBN13: 9780521703437
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99



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Many legal writing texts emphasize how one writes; this book is unique because it also focuses on why one writes. Every chapter challenges the reader to write to achieve a strategic objective. Each assignment has been carefully considered by the authors, and fully vetted to simulate the decision-making involved in the preparation of important legal writing, whether in a general counsel's office, a law office, a government attorney's office, or a judge's chambers. Simply put, the authors' approach is that effective legal writing does not exist in a vacuum. This book provides practical assignments that teach the student that the best legal writing is not an end in itself, but a means to a larger strategic objective.

  • The use of legal writing as a means to achieve larger strategic objectives
  • Short, practical assignments that are similar to those a young lawyer is likely to encounter
  • Fact patterns that have been carefully crafted and fully vetted to allow for strategic choices about the most effective way to write

Subjects:
Drafting and Legal Writing
Contents:
1. Prayer at the athletic banquet
2. How to draft a complaint
3. Terminating Professor Melton
4. How to draft a motion
5. Mr. Blaustein’s gift
6. How to respond to a motion
7. Counseling Dean Covelli
8. How to draft a judicial opinion
9. Advising Professor Melton
10. How to draft a motion for summary judgment.